What Students and Clients Say about Atousa
Time spent with Dr. Atousa Mahdavi is time well spent! Being that Ayurveda is a science of life, based on achieving complete mind-body balance, it is important to seek the guidance of a doctor well-versed in the field, who not only “talks the talk,” but also “walks the walk.” After just one consultation and one follow-up, I feel more in-tune with my body, more understanding of my human emotions, and more aligned with my intuition, thanks to the time she spent with me and the information she provided. At our follow-up, she thoughtfully walked me through a concise packet of documents she had prepared, complete with a personalized action-plan of lifestyle recommendations, recipes, and guidelines, all of which I continue to reference often. And after less than two months, I feel significant improvement in my digestive system, energy level, and overall peace of mind. Getting to know yourself on this deeper level is such fun and a well-worth it journey, especially with the genuine support and guidance of Dr. Atousa Mahdavi along the way. Highly recommend!
My journey with Dr. Atousa and Ayurvedic medicine began almost exactly one year ago today. I came to the Doctor with weight issues, stomach issues, sleep problems, energy problems and overall lethargy. I weighed around 227lbs, I am 6 foot tall and I was working out constantly. Perhaps too much. But I could never lose a pound. Actually I was looking and feeling worse as time went on.
After a thorough evaluation with Dr. Atousa, a plan and schedule was laid out specifically for me. Customized entirely based on my current state or constitution, my ailments and all my dosha. I completely changed my diet per Dr. Atousa’s recommendation starting with a detox program that she gave me. The results were almost instantaneous. Today I weigh around 190, have tons more energy, sleep great and have never felt more mentally and physically vibrant since I was in my early twenties and I am 35 now. And it keeps evolving. The changes have taught me to listen to my body much more carefully and adjust what food I eat, how often to sleep, how to work out and my overall behavior. The detox and proper diet have now allowed my body to adjust much more readily to adverse conditions, such as when the foods and environment are not ideal but I am forced to partake in them. For example if I had to eat something not ideal to me, it won’t weigh me down for days like it did in the past. I feel both physically and mentally primed to deal with any scenario I am faced with and it makes my life so much more fulfilling. I do not know where I would be today without Dr. Atousa’s guidance and Ayurvedic science. Thank you very much Dr. Atousa!
1- Atousa has created something truly special here. With her partnership with the Vedanta center it was a transformative experience to say the least. Everything from the delicious food, calming space, and Ayurvedic amenities delighted the senses and brought a peace and calm into my being. Her knowledge and passion to support have both inspired me and given me the tools to continue moving towards something I’ve been seeking for a while. Harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Do yourself a favor and connect with her and plan a trip for yourself soon!
2- It has never been more important to be taking care of ourselves so that we may better support those we love. We want to support others on this journey of life and Atousa’s retreat has been a truly wonderful experience in support of that. She invested in us with her whole being and I will always be appreciative. If you have ever felt like something was out of balance, this retreat very likely will have answers you’ve been seeking.
“Yesterday was really wonderful. This is the exact type of practice I was desiring to cultivate and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your kindness and care in creating such a lovely space to learn in.
I was pleasantly surprised as to how fluid my morning practice was. It already feels like my body is just innately in tune with the rhythm of the sequences which is really nice. And I also already feel slightly more flexible today as well.
I felt inclined to reach out and thank you again for everything.”
“This weekend I learned about ancient Ayurveda practices from @dratousamahdavi. Let me be clear, overall I am a joyful, peaceful person. Thus I didn’t go seeing peace or relaxation. (Although that is definitely an additional benefit that is there). I am blessed to say I have that in my daily life. I went seeking a better understanding of the ins and outs of the physical body as it pertains to illness from Ayurveda perspective – it was the most informative/educational retreat I have ever done. New door has opened for me. Forever grateful for the journey of life.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Dear Atousa, Thanks again for being such a good Teacher and thanks again for the opportunity of learning Angamardhana. I learned more than I asked for. My body has been reaching a such a high level of vibrant that it feels like every cell in it is “crackling” through the day. I am impressed at how fast some strength and flexibility already built up having practiced it twice a day for just two weeks! I have been really delighted with how well I am feeling right now as a result of these practices. I have been doing it twice a day and it was very challenging for the first 8 days, but it feel so nice in the body right now that it is hard to describe. I had no idea I could feel this well in my body at this age.
Thank you for the wonderful week end. The visualization of the positions and work helped me so much. Before visualizing, I’d be sure I could never do the asana properly, and after a simple inner sight, my body went beyond what I thought it could . I will visualize my inner engineering work once now, because I see that it’s my own mind that is hindering. Upa has been able to release so much blocked energy. Thank you for taking time from your family work and home to lead us .
Love and blessings, Marlana
Bhuta Shuddhi is the bedrock of all of my practices. It is the first thing I do every morning and afterward I do a short meditation…the Bhuta Shuddhi clears everything away and creates a space where I then set the tone of the day. If you want to find a relationship to the five elements, this is the one. ~Nikolai Telmann
“Not long ago, I acquired a mysterious dermatitis that one Dermatologist diagnosed as Psoriasis.
In a previous and preliminary discussion, after asking a few pertinent questions over the phone, Dr. Mahdavi suggested that my symptoms were consistent with a Fungus infection.
Later, after skin and blood tests were performed by a more reputable Dermatologist, Dr. Mahdavi’s hypothesis was proven to be correct.
As a qualified medical examiner, Dr. Mahdavi combines analytical and academic aptitude with holistic, intuitive and nutritional knowledge, not only to diagnose and treat the symptom and the cause, but to heal and strengthen the total body, promoting preventative medicine as well.”
Thank you for the Surya Kriya
Since taking Surya Kriya a few months ago I have seen the migraine headaches I have lived with my all life almost completely disappear. I used to experience several migraines per week, some of them lasting several hours to the point of being extremely debilitating. I have gone to see a doctor for it and all he could offer me were prescription pain killers. Now that I do my Surya Kriya practice daily I will get a headache very rarely and if I do, it will go away within a couple of hours on its own, no painkillers needed! What a huge difference! I’m extremely grateful to have learned this incredible practice!
Thank you! Stefania Moscato
Surya kriya has helped me tremendously with my back problem. I had a severe back problem for years & couldn’t sit straight without support for more than 15 minutes. Regular practice of surya kriya has strengthened my back & I can sit straight without any support for a long period of time. Surya kriya has also helped me to maintain equanimity in my entire system.
Love, Brinda Gandhi
Thank you Atousa for the recent review session. I learned so many things, and more importantly to follow things as they were passed down. So today I took the time to do things properly and correctly (thanks to all of your corrections), and I noticed a big difference.
Also, I was very moved by the stories shared. I’ve been telling all my friends about Surya Kriya, especially because a lot of them have thyroid issues. So I hope you have another session soon, I’ve got a list of people interested! 🙂
Thank you again for offering this possibility to us in LA, we are so lucky to have you. Lai Lao
Thanks so much for holding the surya kriya class and for encouraging me to take it. After my neck injury and all the pain i had to endure i got so scared that i stopped myself from any kind of activity . as a result i have become so stiff and everything hurts.
At one time before this i used to just luv yoga practices ..Anyway i really enjoyed your class and i think you’re the best instructor i have found with attention to detail and a very nice way of teaching/ explaining everything with reasoning: )..
i would really luv to take all your classes – Shivan M.
Some very powerful breakthroughs.
I got my time down to 8 min and did my first Surya Kriya with 3 rounds on Friday.
I have been experiencing myself at a completely new level of calmly knowing myself and asserting my wants needs and desires as I never have before. And people around me are responding in kind.
I also caught myself beating myself up mentally by pulling out the list of all I hadn’t accomplished and heard myself say “NO! STOP IT! YOU DON’T GET TO DO THAT ANYMORE. You’re BEATING ME UP, aren’t you? That’s why its so noisy up there!”
And suddenly it was just QUIET in my head. So peaceful.
Unbelievable Dr Madhavi. Its really helping me get the power back. I cant thank you and this teaching enough. Roxy M.
Surya Kriya has been the most exciting practice I’ve brought into my life as of recently when they speak about activating the sun within you it really is true I feel a sense of warmth come over me since doing surya kriya and I can totally feel the energies rising to the top of my head and encompassing my entire body down to my toes and finger tips. Since doing the practice the need to eat as much has reduced a lot my energy has increased my sleep has gotten better I now get more restful sleep and I don’t need to sleep as much its brought a very grounding feeling to my body I feel more confident and at ease then ever before.
For sure one of the biggest things is ease i feel like my body is running better and more relaxed my breathing has changed as well going on hike or running is not as taxing on me my body and mind seems to be functioning better then it has in my entire 27 years on this planet it truly is a blessing I don’t plan on going a day without it Thank you so much Atousa for transmitting this amazing kriya to me and of course to Sadguru who made it all possible thank you so much!! Ryan Gordy